This is my idea for a new scp it's heart shaped emerald that is alternate universe condensed into well a heart shaped emerald and it gives god like powers to whoever touches it.However any machines or normal humans that touch it will be incinerated. I call it the universal heart.There are only two things i can think of that could be wrong with this idea.One is that's to generic,two there's probably an scp just like it.So what do you think?
In the end, it's not an object that gives you god-like powers. It's an object that kills you.
That's really not interesting, I'm sorry to say. Let's think about this further.
Also, when Drewbear mentions the Cosmic Cube, it's important to note that the Cosmic Cube is a plot device. For it to matter, it has to be connected to plot. What's the plot you have in mind?
Well like i said scp's can use it. so if someone like scp 682 or scp 076 where to get their hands on it they would use it for destructive or evil purposes. i'm thinking of making so it can only be used for violent or destructive and incarcerate anyone else instead of the current idea.
How would we ever know that it works like that?
it was written on the walls of the temple they found it in.
And we believe what is written why?
Honestly, I don't see this idea working, because it looks like you're making an item dangerous just to be dangerous. That, by itself, is insufficient reason to care about an item. You have to tell a story with the item, preferably with a theme other than, "This is super dangerous!" We've done super dangerous. We've done it in a thousand ways. You'd need to put a new spin on it, and so far, you haven't.
Also, 076 and 682 are old hat. If you're going to refer to them, have a good reason that connects to their stories. What would happen if SCP-2288 touches it? SCP-2401 (Don't click that, Cyan)? SCP-2800? SCP-2273? SCP-1867?
OK what would be a good story for it?
That's what you have to come up with, not us.
But keep reading and thinking and imagining. You'll probably enjoy SCP-2845. Think about what that's about, and why it works. Hint: It's not the deer.
Earlier today I wrote a few thoughts about story in an SCP; read about them here and a quick short idea that I feel has potential here. Hopefully, they'll give you ideas for where to take your object and make it a fully realizable story.
Here's another couple bits of advice I usually give (which may or may not be effective): Don't think about what the SCP is, but what the SCP means. Why does the reader care?
Second, I develop SCPs under the guidelines of:
- First, What do I want to say?
- Second, What is the story that will tell that?
- Third, What is the anomaly that will develop that story?
- Fourth, What will the Foundation encounter and experience regarding that anomaly?
- Fifth, How does the Foundation contain that?
You'll notice that going through things that way, something like lethality or Object Class is actually the last item on the list to develop. When you start with "I want my thing to be super dangerous," chances are, your idea will fail, no matter what else you put together. If it's super dangerous because the story you're telling requires it (like 2845), then it works.
So, start with the story you want to tell, not with the anomaly.
"SCP" isn't a meaningful category, it is just a filing system. Whether or not something is an SCP or not depends entirely on whether the Foundation has it and thinks it warrants special procedures.
It can also grant godlike powers to anyone with powers.And like like I said i'm willing to discard that idea make it give godlike powers to anyone who's evil,insane or something else along those lines.
- How could it grant god-like powers to anyone who touches it if anyone who touches it is incinerated?
- Sounds an awful lot like a Cosmic Cube
Giving bearhugs to the unsuspecting since 1872.
It grants godlike powers to anyone who isn't human or machine like 682. But that's just an example.Or humans who are have powers
Given that in mythology there were gods who could shoot lightning bolts and also gods who embodied things like constant death by sunset, "godlike powers" seems like a vague crapshoot. Might be able to do something with that.
Also, author, consider writing this without involving other SCP articles. The moment you start tossing Able and the lizard in, you run the risk of losing a couple people (admittedly, myself included) who think "oh man, not those things again" because we've seen TOOOOONNNSSS of people who want to mention the super hyped danger ranger guys. It becomes boring after awhile.
You know what guys? Never mind i'll just think of something else.If someone could delete this page that would be greatly appreciated.